Duration :- 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination :- Chandigarh – Shimla – Manali – Rhotang Pass – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Chamba – Amritsar
Day 01 : Chandigarh – Shimla
Pick up from Railway station and drive to Shimla for 3 hours approx. check in at your hotel and day for rest or explore at your own.
Day 02 : Shimla
Shimla the state capital of Himachal Pradesh is one of the few places in the world where an enormous amount of history and heritage has been distilled into such a small place. Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties, one can think of. Dwelling on a panoramic location, the hilly town is surrounded by green pastures and the spectacular cool hills.
The large space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges.
Popular for its wood crates and souvenirs, this is just off the Ridge.
Jakhoo Hill / Temple
Dedicated to the monkey god, Lord Hanuman
Other Places of interests are Chadwick Falls, 67 m high : are only really worth visiting during or just after the monsoons (July to October). The falls are 7 km from Shimla and can be reached via Summer Hill. Christ Church & St. Michael’s Cathedral
The second oldest church in northern India, Christ Church was build between 1846 and 1857. The church is one of the Shimla’s major landmarks and is renowned for its stained glass windows. Indian Institute of Advanced Study :magnificent English renaissance strudure was the former Viceregal Lodge. Its lawns and woodland are added attractions.
So called the heart of Shimla, The Mall is the most attracting thing in the town.
The Mall is the centre of Shimla’s buzzing social life. It is a fairly level meandering esplanade that runs along the ridge. A fair walk through The Mall is required to appreciate the beauty of its shops, cafes, stores and restraunts.
Day 03 : Shimla – Manali
After breakfast drive to Manali for approx 6 hours. Check in at your hotel. Day for rest and your own activities
Day 04 : Manali
After breakfast proceed to full day sight seeing tour of Manali.
Hidimba Devi Temple or Dhungri Temple is one of the most important temples in the region.
Mountaineering Institute : provides training facilities for basic and advance climbing both for Indian nationals and foreigners. Institute conducts other adventurous sports activities like high altitude trekking, minor mountaineering, rock-climbing, skiing, and high altitude rescue and relief courses.
Manali is named after the sage Manu who meditated when he came in this area. Tibetan Temple Tibetans have a base in Manali too. There is a large modern Tibetan temple to the South of the bus stand and also a small handicrafts centre.
Across the Beas river, about 3 km away from Manali at an altitude of 1,982 meters (6,200 feet), are the natural sulphur springs. The village itself is perched on a steep hillside across the river Beas.
Day 05 : Manali – Rhotang Pass – Manali
Tday full day excursion visiting Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall). Overnight at hotel.
Rahatang Pass is about 51 Kms from Manali at the altitude of 4,111 meters on the highway to Keylong. There is a lake called Doshohar at the left of the pass Rohtang pass is a crucial link on the old trade-route and still the gateway to trans Himalayan lahaul as Zozilla pass is between Kashmir valley & Ladakh.
Day 06 : Manali – Dharamshala
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Dharamshala Day at Leisure
Dharamshala better known as Dalai Lama’s abode and Tibet’s Government-in-exile after the Chinese invasion of Lhasa in October 1959. A visit to Dharamsala would be considered irrelevent without a peek into the various monasteries dotting the hillsides.
The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, housed in the Central Administration compound at the southern end of McLeod Ganj, has one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of original Tibetan manuscripts.
Day 08 : Dharamshala – Dalhausie
After breakfast drive to Dalhausie fro approx 4 hours drive, check in at your hotel and day at leisure or explore at your own..
Day 09 : Dalhausie
The popular hill station of Dalhousie is located in the Chamba Valley, at the foot of the spectacular Dhaula Dhar range of the Himalayas. The lush cover of vegetation that adorns the town comprises of towering pines, deodars, oaks, and the beautiful rhododendron plants. Dalhousie is know for its old churches.
Day 10 : Dalhousie – Khajjiar
Drive to Khajjiar, overnight at hotel.
Khajjiar is a small town located in the beautiful Chamba Valley. It lies midway between Dalhousie and Chamba and is a perfect stopover for the tourists willing to visit the state of Himachal Pradesh. Fenced by the tall Deodar trees, Khajjiar is nestled well in the laps of Himalayas. Khajjiar is famous for the ancient, 12th century, golden-domed temple of Khajinag.
Day 11 : Khajjiar – Chamba
Today full day excursion visiting Khajjiar and Chamba town. Overnight at hotel.
Chamba originated in 6th century AD and is one of the oldest princely states. It is situated on the right side of the river Ravi. Located in the beautiful valley, surrounded by the Shivalik ranges, Chamba also has the district headquarters. It is famous for its medieval temples and Chaugan, a public promenade. The architecture of the buildings of Chamba reflects the artistic taste of its former rulers. Chamba is also famous for its local festivals.
Day 12 : Chamba / Amritsar
In time transfer to Amritsar Railway station to board train to onward destination.